Upcoming Classes & Events

Apr 13
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enhancing your researcher profile with ORCID

Instructor(s):
John Borghi
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Seats left: 39
ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that connects you to the work you’ve done. Granting agencies, publishers, research institutions, and other organizations are increasingly requiring ORCID and an ORCID iD can be used to connect and unlock many useful research tools. This workshop will discuss the different uses of ORCID and ...
Apr 15
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Introduction to Practical Python

Instructor(s):
Cheyenne Payne
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Interested in learning the basics of programming with Python? This class provides a beginner-friendly introduction to Python syntax, data types, and operations.
Apr 22
2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Introduction to Practical Python: Part 2

Instructor(s):
Cheyenne Cheyenne Payne
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This class is a beginner-friendly continuation of the content covered in “Introduction to Practical Python” that will introduce loops, conditional statements, and writing your first script. Before taking this class, please ensure that you have taken “Introduction to Practical Python” and/or are already familiar with the basics of Python syntax, ...
Apr 22
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Surveys and Questionnaires: How to Find Them

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave
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Seats left: 38
Locating quality measurements, surveys, and scales can present significant challenges. This class will highlight resources and search strategies that can improve the likelihood of obtaining a specific measure and/or a review of that measure. We will review the content and capabilities of a number of databases and online repositories, including: ...
Apr 27
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tool Spotlight: ORCID

Instructor(s):
John Borghi
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Seats left: 39
The Open Science Reading Group is intended to bring together members of the Stanford Medicine community to learn about open science, discuss the application of open science practices in a biomedical context, and meet other members of the community who are interested in (or already are) incorporating open science practices ...
Apr 29
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Research Impact Series: Understanding Research Metrics

Instructor(s):
Lily Ren
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Seats left: 41
The Research Impact Series is a series of workshops that focus on the use of research metrics in the sciences to measure the impact of individuals, scholarly articles, and academic journals. In “Understanding Research Metrics,” you will be introduced to the landscape of research metrics and its uses in measuring ...
May 03
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Keeping Current: Stay Up to Date with the Latest Biomedical Research

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave
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Seats left: 48
Researchers today confront an enormous and seemingly overwhelming flood of scientific literature, blogs, podcasts, and more. Fortunately, there are some excellent tools that can help you filter and organize the information that best matches your areas of interest. This workshop will provide a close look at: Powerful biology/medicine article recommendation databases ...
May 05
2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Women in Data Science @Lane Medical Library

Instructor(s):
Lily Ren, Connie Wong & Amanda Woodward
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Seats left: 88
WiDS Stanford @ Lane Medical Library is an independent event that is organized by Lane Medical Library as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are ...
May 06
2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Quick Start: A 60-minute Research Toolkit

Instructor(s):
Amanda Woodward
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Seats left: 46
The Quick Start Research Toolkit is designed to rapidly orient Stanford students, staff, and faculty to key library resources, tools, and services. After attending this class you will be able to: Efficiently locate and use library materials and services Identify strategies for increasing the impact of your research Organize your citations/PDFs and generate ...
May 13
2021
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Introduction to Research Data Management

Instructor(s):
John Borghi
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Seats left: 46
Your research data is important. In this session, we’ll discuss how to properly store, organize, and document your work to ensure that important data isn’t lost and that you are meeting expectations set by the parties that fund and publish your research. After this session, you’ll have the tools required ...
May 21
2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Research Impact Series: Maximizing Your Research Impact

Instructor(s):
Lily Ren
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Seats left: 50
Taking charge of your researcher identity is important to distinguish you and your work from other researchers. It allows you to manage and track your research outputs, increase the visibility of your work, and connect all of your contributions. In addition, researcher identifiers, like ORCID iD, are interoperable across research ...
May 25
2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

PubMed, Power & Privilege

Instructor(s):
Sonam Soni, Amanda Woodward
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Seats left: 43
We often think of search interfaces and systems as neutral, but they exist within power structures and reproduce biases. In this class, we will explore the underlying systems that influence what type of information is available in PubMed and how we access it. You will learn how to describe and critique the ...
May 25
2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tool spotlight: BioRxiv and MedRxiv

Instructor(s):
John Borghi
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The Open Science Reading Group is intended to bring together members of the Stanford Medicine community to learn about open science, discuss the application of open science practices in a biomedical context, and meet other members of the community who are interested in (or already are) incorporating open science practices ...
Jun 10
2021
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
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Literature Reviews Beyond PubMed: Crafting Effective Searches in Other Databases

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave
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Seats left: 47
At Stanford, we have access to a remarkable array of research literature databases, many of which contain relevant content not included in PubMed. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear how to identify these alternate databases, much less craft effective strategies for searching them. This session is designed to help Stanford faculty, ...
Jun 14
2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PubMed: Basic to Advanced Techniques

Instructor(s):
Connie Wong
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Seats left: 46
Discover the secrets of effective PubMed searching in this hands-on workshop. Attendees will learn how to use MeSH, Limits, Clinical Queries, Related Articles, My NCBI, and FindIt@Stanford to locate references, download full-text, and create current awareness profiles quickly and easily. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University ...
Jun 17
2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Zotero Basics: Software to Collect, Organize, and Share Citations

Instructor(s):
Amanda Woodward
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Seats left: 49
Zotero is a free, open-source program for managing references. This half-hour workshop will go over the basics- including adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing your library, and quickly creating bibliographies and citations. To follow along, download Zotero and the Zotero Connector prior to the workshop. Approved for AMA PRA Category ...
Jun 30
2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where to Publish - Evaluating the Fit, Impact, and Quality of Academic Journals

Instructor(s):
Lily Ren
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Seats left: 48
Journal articles are the primary medium for scientific scholarly communication. Deciding which journal to submit your manuscript to can be a difficult process. There are several criteria to consider before you make the choice such as the aim, scope, and audience of the journal; journal quality and impact; visibility; open ...